New Mexico does not have a lot of highways, therefore some people can miss the importance of the NW highway patrol. New Mexico also has an anti-authoritarian spirit, which is fine, however when faced with trouble, an accident, or being stranded, even the most strident libertarian is happy to see a New Mexico state trooper stopping to lend assistance. Those joining New Mexico’s law enforcement agencies may have some TV fantasies of law enforcement, but anyone with a few years into a state trooper’s career, will know that the most important component of policing is public safety. A NM state patrol is there to remind people of the laws which we’ve collectively decided are necessary for safe highway travel. Of course, they are also there to NM state law enforcement. Often highway travelers will see an obviously drunk driver weaving his or her way home, and be thankful to see the flashing lights of the NM statepolice flying by to take the menace off the highway before they kill someone. And soon out of New Mexico state trooper academy, state troops soon discover the ugly side of the job. Being first responders to accidents, often they discover the dead or dying. We often bemoan getting a ticket from one of New Mexico’s state police force, however given the carnage that NM state troopers observe, they know that ticketing saves lives. The statistics from the New Mexico state department of public safety attest to the number of lives that are lost each year on New Mexico highways. The New Mexico state troop jobs help to lessen the loss of life, both for those who speed, but also for those whom they crash into. Check any New Mexico scanner frequency on a weekend and you’ll understand how many accidents there are in any given period of time.
New Mexico Police Station ListOccasionally RV travelers need to contact a local New Mexico Police Department for non-emergency reasons. This wed site was created to assist RVers and other travelers to find local Police Departments.
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Interstate10 | 25 | 40 |
State104 | 114 | 117 | 12 | 120 | 128 | 14 | 152 | 18 | 20 | 206 | 209 | 247 | 249 | 26 | 36 | 38 | 39 | 4 | 402 | 41 | 419 | 44 | 456 | 47 | 518 | 522 | 53 | 55 | 68 | 75 | 76 | 9 |